About christine_vds
Distance travelled

5,600 mi

Time in motion

408:36 h

Recent Activity
  1. christine_vds went gravel riding.

    about 19 hours ago

    16.4 mi
    9.3 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    Jan Bastian, To and 3 others like this.
  2. Janine and 2 others went cycling.

    3 days ago

    22.9 mi
    11.4 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
  3. christine_vds and ORBIT 360 went gravel riding.

    7 days ago

    96.1 mi
    13.2 mph
    3,925 ft
    3,925 ft
    laborratte74, Anna and 35 others like this.
    1. christine_vds

      So, that was him now - my feared opponent. Wasn't that bad, but confusing. And for me another lesson about self-perception, attitude and the old ghosts.Altitude meters are definitely not my strength and yesterday I climbed over 1000m in one day for the first time! Admittedly, these were distributed quite fluffily overall.
      But that scared me so much beforehand that I actually only wanted to face the Marsian Mountains at the end of the orbits that I could drive. Alpinist's comment a few days ago regarding the development of the soil conditions made me reschedule everything. I could also imagine that the exposed areas will soon become even deeper sandy and, above all, dustier. As I can see from the comments, Spooky Sputnik is also the ultimate sandpit waiting for me ... I'm curious!
      Actually, I set the course for the whole trip on the first ascent. When the speed dropped drastically right after the start, it immediately put a lot of pressure on the mood. Motivation in a dive ...
      What exactly had changed since the first orbit?
      It was less than 2 weeks ago when the question was whether I could drive any of these routes at all. Yes I can.
      A week ago I realized that - if everything goes well - I'm not that slow at all.
      And now you don't feel like it anymore if things don't go perfectly?
      Dear pressure to perform. I know we know each other well and it's nice that you were there again. But now fly away, you bird !!!!
      The optimist takes over again and sets the new direction: From now on, speed is negligible. Cadence! Everything that is easy to pedal is driven quickly. But when it turns into physical effort, the pace is reduced or even pushed. Step by step ... Always in such a way that it still feels good. At my own pace.
      And there it is again, the fun of it!
      And of course the route will soon be much more flowing ...
      A little anecdote in between: I am firmly convinced that my Playstation past helps me with orbit. I was the ultimate Grandmaster in V-Rally and many sections of the tracks and the constant scanning of the underground remind me of it extremely.Overall, I'm surprised that the track really rolls as well as everyone said in advance. Super varied, extremely beautiful and just great to drive (but was sometimes happy about my wide tires).
      I've often thought that I would like to ride this orbit again relaxed with friends and take breaks. Many thanks to the scouter!
      It wasn't until the last section, when it got permanently bumpy again and the last climbs were draining, that I clearly reached my limits. As smoothly as it all went before, now I notice what I've already driven. The mood becomes unstable, the pace slows and I am 1000% convinced that under no circumstances will I dare to go on orbits that involve even more vertical meters. “Here is the limit! Shift in the shaft now !!! ”A certain stubbornness is spreading ... But like on Johanna's home straight, the same applies here:“ Grit your teeth and somehow rock the thing home! ”
      When I checked the total time at the finish in disbelief, I was completely confused. The whole time I had the feeling that I wasn't going to be particularly fast. In the last section I even thought I was very slow. The time I see now is very fast for my circumstances!
      It should be said that a long time ago I banned some data such as average speed from the wahoo and forbade myself to check the total time for today. All buddies from the gentleman pressure to perform!
      More than 25 years ago, I swore to myself that I would NEVER take part in competitions AGAIN - regardless of the form. Precisely because sooner or later the pressure to perform has always robbed me of all fun.
      Dear Orbit360 participants, thank you very much for using this friendly and collaborative format to create such a cool world in which a lot seems possible.
      In any case, most of the time I have a lot of fun!

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      • 6 days ago

  4. christine_vds went cycling.

    June 9, 2021

    33.6 mi
    17.4 mph
    150 ft
    200 ft
    To, laborratte74 and 5 others like this.
  5. christine_vds and ORBIT 360 went gravel riding.

    June 6, 2021

    120 mi
    13.2 mph
    2,800 ft
    2,825 ft
    To, K1 and 88 others like this.
    1. christine_vds

      Report later. I finished ... 🥴

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      • June 6, 2021

  6. christine_vds and K1 went cycling.

    June 3, 2021

    46.5 mi
    16.8 mph
    325 ft
    350 ft
    Anna, MARIO and 4 others like this.
    1. christine_vds

      Compared to a gravel bike, you are riding on raw eggs and only braking in the lower links ... ☹️
      But until then it was a nice round!

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      • June 3, 2021

  7. Anna, Christian Hennig and 5 others like this.
    1. Detlef G.

      Speed 😉

      • June 2, 2021

  8. christine_vds and ORBIT 360 went gravel riding.

    May 29, 2021

    121 mi
    13.0 mph
    2,025 ft
    1,925 ft
    To, Kathi Sigmund and 66 others like this.
    1. christine_vds

      @ Orbit360
      Unfortunately, part of the route was not written or just drawn. I shouldn't have continued after the wahoo crash. Logical, but I was a bit stupid in my head ... It was only a short distance, I followed the course of the route (taxi across the runway ... 🤔?) And the overall route fits (in a tendency towards confused paranoia I also had another turned a little extra round).
      I hope that is ok.

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      • May 29, 2021

  9. christine_vds went gravel riding.

    May 26, 2021

    34.8 mi
    11.0 mph
    2,475 ft
    2,475 ft
    chris-x |HH, To and 4 others like this.
    1. christine_vds

      Yeah, the first time all climbs not fast, but high in one go. 🤩👍 Only got stuck in the sand once ...

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      • May 27, 2021

  10. christine_vds went gravel riding.

    May 21, 2021

    73.5 mi
    12.7 mph
    800 ft
    750 ft
    Detlef G., laborratte74 and 13 others like this.
    1. christine_vds

      Weather god wasn't with me today. Got really wet, thunderstorms and wind n couple of times. I forgot how flat it is. And what that means in terms of wind ...
      Flat jokes for a flat country ✊

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      • May 21, 2021

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